Plastic Surgery on Irrigation Arteries

by Kent S. Ehrman,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1964, Vol. 90, Issue 1, Pg. 47-60

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Seepage from irrigation channels can be reduced, bank stability improved, and ground-water movement controlled by the installation of vertical plastic-membrane cutoffs in or adjacent to the channel bank. Details are presented of design considerations and construction methods used on installations on the Columbia Basin Project, including the use of a shield on a ladder-type excavator in unstable ground.

Subject Headings: River bank stabilization | Irrigation | Channel stabilization | Plastics | Construction methods | Seepage | Groundwater | Basins

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